A Basic Introduction to the Types of Apologetics
Christian Apologetics Training
Having understood the definition of Christian apologetics, and having seen the biblical support for it along with all of the benefits it provides, we are now in a position to outline the various types of apologetics that one may study. If you are new to the discipline, you may use this outline to direct your study moving forward.
Apologetics has two major divisions: positive and negative. These two major divisions each have two further subdivisions: natural theology and Christian evidences.
- Positive apologetics provides a positive case for Christian truth claims.
- Negative apologetics answers objections to Christian truth claims.
- Natural theology concerns arguments for an against the existence of God without reference to special revelation or particular religious scriptures.
- Christian evidences concern arguments based on evidence for or against a particularly Christian theism.
This creates a four-way division in the types of apologetics:
What follows are prominent examples of each category…
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